Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Apr.
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,685 199,871 199,950 198,685 199,458 199,738 199,799 199,871 199,950

Civilian labor force

124,676 125,508 125,488 124,972 125,200 125,334 125,930 125,714 125,731

Participation rate

62.8 62.8 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.7 63.0 62.9 62.9

Employed

120,214 120,946 121,358 120,141 120,551 120,886 121,274 121,236 121,233

Employment-population ratio

60.5 60.5 60.7 60.5 60.4 60.5 60.7 60.7 60.6

Unemployed

4,462 4,562 4,130 4,831 4,649 4,447 4,656 4,478 4,498

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.6 3.3 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.6

Not in labor force

74,009 74,363 74,462 73,713 74,258 74,405 73,869 74,157 74,219

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,263 65,889 65,988 65,299 65,511 65,732 65,948 65,928 65,982

Participation rate

71.9 72.0 72.1 71.9 71.8 71.9 72.1 72.1 72.1

Employed

63,103 63,507 63,848 63,047 63,307 63,510 63,683 63,734 63,746

Employment-population ratio

69.5 69.4 69.8 69.4 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.7

Unemployed

2,160 2,382 2,140 2,252 2,204 2,222 2,265 2,194 2,235

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.6 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

55,066 55,271 55,210 55,034 55,161 54,896 55,243 55,176 55,179

Participation rate

57.6 57.5 57.4 57.6 57.5 57.2 57.5 57.4 57.4

Employed

53,269 53,543 53,641 53,060 53,275 53,255 53,448 53,385 53,429

Employment-population ratio

55.8 55.7 55.8 55.5 55.5 55.5 55.7 55.6 55.6

Unemployed

1,798 1,727 1,568 1,974 1,886 1,641 1,795 1,791 1,750

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.1 2.8 3.6 3.4 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,346 4,348 4,290 4,638 4,528 4,705 4,738 4,610 4,570

Participation rate

35.2 35.3 34.8 37.6 36.7 38.1 38.4 37.4 37.1

Employed

3,842 3,895 3,868 4,034 3,970 4,121 4,143 4,117 4,057

Employment-population ratio

31.1 31.6 31.4 32.7 32.2 33.4 33.6 33.4 32.9

Unemployed

504 453 421 605 559 584 595 492 512

Unemployment rate

11.6 10.4 9.8 13.0 12.3 12.4 12.6 10.7 11.2

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,161 32,638 32,672 32,161 32,436 32,575 32,607 32,638 32,672

Civilian labor force

20,046 20,347 20,172 20,097 20,153 20,211 20,495 20,466 20,220

Participation rate

62.3 62.3 61.7 62.5 62.1 62.0 62.9 62.7 61.9

Employed

18,577 18,955 18,953 18,507 18,790 18,663 19,087 19,051 18,892

Employment-population ratio

57.8 58.1 58.0 57.5 57.9 57.3 58.5 58.4 57.8

Unemployed

1,469 1,392 1,219 1,590 1,362 1,548 1,408 1,415 1,328

Unemployment rate

7.3 6.8 6.0 7.9 6.8 7.7 6.9 6.9 6.6

Not in labor force

12,116 12,291 12,500 12,064 12,283 12,364 12,112 12,172 12,452

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,135 9,258 9,248 9,153 9,178 9,254 9,438 9,314 9,257

Participation rate

68.1 67.8 67.6 68.2 67.7 67.9 69.2 68.2 67.7

Employed

8,505 8,670 8,681 8,485 8,576 8,564 8,880 8,749 8,663

Employment-population ratio

63.4 63.5 63.5 63.2 63.2 62.9 65.1 64.1 63.3

Unemployed

630 588 567 668 601 690 558 564 594

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.4 6.1 7.3 6.6 7.5 5.9 6.1 6.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,185 10,335 10,239 10,166 10,252 10,197 10,254 10,337 10,229

Participation rate

62.8 62.7 62.1 62.6 62.6 62.0 62.3 62.7 62.0

Employed

9,530 9,720 9,764 9,467 9,657 9,524 9,622 9,713 9,707

Employment-population ratio

58.7 59.0 59.2 58.3 59.0 57.9 58.5 59.0 58.9

Unemployed

655 616 475 699 595 673 632 624 522

Unemployment rate

6.4 6.0 4.6 6.9 5.8 6.6 6.2 6.0 5.1

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

726 754 685 778 723 759 803 816 734

Participation rate

28.9 30.1 27.4 31.0 28.8 30.3 32.0 32.6 29.3

Employed

542 566 508 555 557 575 584 588 521

Employment-population ratio

21.6 22.6 20.3 22.1 22.2 22.9 23.3 23.5 20.8

Unemployed

184 189 177 224 166 185 219 227 213

Unemployment rate

25.3 25.0 25.8 28.7 22.9 24.3 27.2 27.9 29.0

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,389 15,983 15,933 15,389 15,610 15,731 15,792 15,983 15,933

Civilian labor force

9,749 10,138 10,034 9,756 9,782 9,885 9,908 10,092 10,034

Participation rate

63.4 63.4 63.0 63.4 62.7 62.8 62.7 63.1 63.0

Employed

9,448 9,833 9,765 9,444 9,536 9,584 9,617 9,780 9,755

Employment-population ratio

61.4 61.5 61.3 61.4 61.1 60.9 60.9 61.2 61.2

Unemployed

301 305 269 311 246 300 291 313 280

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.0 2.7 3.2 2.5 3.0 2.9 3.1 2.8

Not in labor force

5,640 5,845 5,898 5,633 5,829 5,846 5,884 5,891 5,898

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2018